Apr 19 2018

Kiawah Conservancy Doubles Footprint

By Ali Buendo for The Island Connection The Kiawah Conservancy announced that the entire span of the Kiawah River, from the bridge to the Stono River, has been protected, more than doubling the Conservancy’s conservation footprint in the first quarter of 2018. The Conservancy received a generous donation of 1,150 acres of intertidal marsh (Kiawah …

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Apr 19 2018

Charleston Triathlon Series Kicks Off May 20

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Lowcountry’s premier swim, bike and run competition, the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, kicks off its 28th year on May 20 at James Island County Park. The Series is a five-race series spanning May through August and is hosted by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. Athletes …

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Apr 18 2018

Seabrook Island Natural History Guild Explores British And Spanish Lowcountry History

By Norman Powers for The Island Connection SINHG will explore the colonial rivalry for the Lowcountry between England and Spain in this month’s Evening Program on Thursday, April 26, with John Hiatt, a Lead Interpreter and Park Historian for the Charlestowne Landing State Historic Site. “Carolina and the Anglo-Spanish Rivalry” will explore the competing interests …

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Apr 17 2018

Seabrook Island Photo Club Welcomes Pamela Cohen

By Marty Cline for The Island Connection Pamela Cohen is a professional landscape/wildlife photographer and owner of Prima Photography. As a biologist and photographer, she incorporates knowledge of nature and blends it with competency in photography to create stunning images. Cohen has studied in the field under the guidance of National Geographic photographers, including Frans …

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Apr 17 2018

Game, Set, Match And Championship!

By Jennifer Tuohy, The Island Connection Contributing Editor Photos courtesy Volvo Car Open “If you love tennis, this is the place to be,” said a Tennis Channel commentator last Sunday afternoon. And he wasn’t wrong. Thanks to the Lowcountry’s erratic spring weather, Charleston tennis fans were gifted a spectacular day of tennis at the Volvo …

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Apr 16 2018

Eighth Annual Haygood/Grady Tennis Tournament Fundraiser

Staff Report for The Island Connection The 8th annual Haygood/Grady Memorial Tennis Championship is being held this year May 18-20 on Kiawah Island. The tournament is in honor and memory of Prinella Haygood who died from breast cancer at the age of 37. She was a former employee of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. It …

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Apr 16 2018

Charleston Animal Society CEO To Step Down

By Kay Hyman for The Island Connection Charleston Animal Society’s Chief Executive Officer, Joe Elmore, will bring his tenure to a close in late 2018 or early 2019, pending a national search for the organization’s next chief executive. “My goal was to lead the organization out of crisis and bring the Board’s dream of the …

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Apr 13 2018

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: March 2018

By Gregg Bragg, Staff Writer for The Island Connection The March 27 meeting of Seabrook Island Town Council (SITC) included another public hearing, this time with a twist. Seabrook resident Phil Squire broke the usual silence to ask if the transfer of Accommodations Tax (ATax) funds sanctioned by ordinance 2018-02 was appropriate and available for …

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Apr 13 2018

Day Trippin’

By Captain Chad Stewart for The Island Connection One of our favorite trips at Holy City Sailing is to Beaufort. The Downtown Marina is situated right on the boardwalk lined with shops and restaurants. It’s a full day on our sailboat but don’t be afraid to venture down for just the day on a faster …

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Apr 12 2018

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: April 2018

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor Mayor Weaver called the meeting to order right on time and moved on to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting. In his subsequent update he announced the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for April 4 has been cancelled. Consequently, the agenda item regarding Lot 13 and Kiawah …

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